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Musical Encounters with Dying

Musical Encounters with Dying

Stories and Lessons

Islene Runningdeer

This book explores the supportive role music therapy can play in the end-of-life care. Through real-life accounts, it looks at how to create a therapeutic relationship, help patients to reach final goals, work within cultural contexts and deal with difficult emotions. It also considers how best to support the families of the dying. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-936-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Theatre of Witness

Theatre of Witness

Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation, and Peace

Teya Sepinuck

Theatre of Witness is a model of performance that gives voice to those who have been marginalized, forgotten or lost to society, creating a safe forum for audiences to bear witness to accounts of suffering and transformation. This book chronicles the author's 26 years of creating theatre with people whose stories have previously gone untold. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-382-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Writing in Bereavement

Writing in Bereavement

A Creative Handbook

Jane Moss

This practical creative handbook provides imaginative writing exercises for counsellors, volunteers and others working with the bereaved, and offers advice on how to plan and run effective group workshops and individual sessions. Through writing, clients are helped to communicate their experiences of grief and adjust to life after their loss. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-212-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp
Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Activities and Exercises for Use in the Classroom

Penny McFarlane

Using drama in the classroom is an effective way of supporting a child's social and emotional development. This book details how drama can provide appropriate avenues for dealing with the issues that affect children and provides a wealth of captivating drama-based activities that will help the child to overcome their problems. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-251-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Essential Pieces of the Multi-Agency Jigsaw

Penny McFarlane and Jenny Harvey

A collaborative therapeutic approach is often the best way to assess and meet the needs of troubled children. Focusing on Multi Agency Support Teams in educational settings, this book describes how specialist therapists and other professionals can successfully work together to become essential interlocking pieces of the jigsaw of emotional support. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-216-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play

Dennis McCarthy

Children experience growth and change throughout their lives. This book explains how this reorganising process can be used in play therapy to help children dealing with social, neurological, developmental,┬áhealth and family issues. Theory and examples are used to show how to apply the practice with a range of clients. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-879-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Write Yourself

Write Yourself

Creative Writing and Personal Development

Gillie Bolton

Write Yourself is the ideal introduction to how to facilitate groups and individuals in finding inspiration for their creative personal writing voices. This book explains how and why writing is such an illuminative and cathartic process, and provides many practical exercises that encourage the exploration of emotions, memories and experiences. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-110-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Art in Action

Art in Action

Expressive Arts Therapy and Social Change

Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine

The book's contributors explore the transformative power of the arts therapies in areas stricken by conflict and discuss how and why expressive arts works. They look at the ways it can be used to engage community consciousness and improve social conditions whilst taking into account the issues that arise within different contexts and populations. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-820-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

Edited by Nigel Hartley and Malcolm Payne

Use of the arts in palliative care settings is a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues faced by service users in end-of-life care. This book uncovers the possibilities for using the creative arts and provides guidance on how to implement arts projects successfully. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-591-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Edited by Gillie Bolton

This book describes a range of successful programmes pioneered by artists, writers, nurses, musicians, therapists, social workers, and chaplains in palliative care settings. These range from simple painting and writing activities to organized communal activities like writing and performing a play. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-516-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp
Empowering Children through Art and Expression

Empowering Children through Art and Expression

Culturally Sensitive Ways of Healing Trauma and Grief

Bruce St Thomas and Paul Johnson

This book combines personal and professional perspectives, using case examples as well as the authors' own childhood experiences, to demonstrate practical strategies for use with children, from drama and storytelling to sculpting with clay. It also equips the reader with knowledge of the theory behind these intervention techniques. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-789-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Grief Unseen

Grief Unseen

Healing Pregnancy Loss through the Arts

Laura Seftel

At least one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet aftercare is rarely available for those who have experienced it. Grief Unseen explains different kinds of childbearing losses, such as failed fertility treatment, ectopic pregnancy, and stillbirth, and explores their emotional impact on women and their partners, and the process of healing. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-805-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Jessie's Fund in Action

Edited by Mercédès Pavlicevic

The use of music therapy in children's hospices has burgeoned since its introduction by Jessie's Fund in the mid-90s. This moving and extremely helpful text brings together the experiences of eleven music therapists working with children who are in the final stages of life-limiting illness. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.95/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-254-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
The Story So Far

The Story So Far

Play Therapy Narratives

Edited by Ann Cattanach

Play therapy can be a very appropriate way of facilitating this kind of expression. This book describes the work of nine play therapists through the narratives of children - and some adults - whose stories emerge during their play therapy sessions. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-063-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children

Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children

Healing Reading

Eileen H. Jones

Written to help bereaved children, this book enables them to heal themselves by reading fiction, a process termed bibliotherapy. Eileen Jones demonstrates how a well-chosen book can offer a personal encounter with characters who may have experienced similar emotions and how books can be read again and again to provide extended therapy for children. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-004-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

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